# Maze

Will‘s pick this week is Maze by Rodney Meyer.
This simple submission is surprisingly effective at providing hours of diversion. From the command line, you call the maze function with arguments… read more >>

# Puzzler: Working with polynomials11

This puzzler is very straightforward, so I hope to hear from some of the newer MATLAB users. I think the solution is very linear, most people would come up with the same solution. As a hint, be… read more >>

# Puzzler: Find largest connected island25

Every now and then we send MATLAB challenges through the department to help sharpen our programming skills. What amazes me is the sheer variety of solutions that people come up with.
Today, I have… read more >>

# Puzzler: Overlapping rectangles31

Today’s challenge is one where you need to figure out if two rectangles have a non-zero area of overlap.
The rectangles will be specified as follows:

Just fill in your part of the code until… read more >>

# Puzzler: Data exploration solution6

This was a fun little puzzle. I wonder how many people got to the first image, but did not continue to the real solution! Contents Load the data and... read more >>

# Puzzler: Data exploration9

This is a puzzler without explanation. Brett got it in about five minutes, some of the other folks wandering near my office got it in just under 20.
The data to explore.
Remember to use the… read more >>

# Puzzler: Six card poker22

Update: This solution was found faster than expected. I have replaced the original with a stronger solution that I was holding in reserve. Congrats to DanK for solving the original ( found here… read more >>

# Puzzler: Difficult algorithm development challenge8

This week’s puzzler is significantly harder than others we have done in the past, I would be surprised (and delighted) to see an answer before I go home tonight…
The challenge is shown… read more >>

# MATLAB Puzzler: Finding the two closest points29

Here is a new MATLAB Puzzler.
Given two vectors representing the X and Y coordinates of some points, find the two closest points in Cartesian space.

n = 10;
x = rand(1,n);
y = rand(1,n);

# Puzzler: Coin game11

This is a simplified version of the first problem I ever attempted to solve in MATLAB. For my original problem, I was trying to figure out the probability of being on any square in the board game… read more >>